|We make them as burritos, not tacos.|
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup butter at room temperature
3/4 cup warm water, plus additional for dampening tea towel
bacon drippings (optional)
large potato, peeled and diced
medium white onion, peeled and sliced
green jalapeno, minced
corn tortillas, 4 days old and sliced into strips
5-6 eggs, lightly beaten
salt and pepper
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or your hands until well-mixed and a coarse, sandy texture is achieved. Add warm water and form into a dough. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it is not sticky - it should be smooth and elastic. Make 8 to 10 balls and put these on a baking sheet. Dampen a tea towel with warm water, cover the dough and let rise for 20 minutes.
- Heat 2 tablespoons corn oil in a nonstick pan on medium heat. Fry the potatoes until soft but not crispy. Add salt and pepper. Scoop the potatoes to a plate lined with a paper towel. Heat 2 tablespoons corn oil in the same pan to fry the tomato, onion and jalapeno until the onion begins to soften. Put aside and keep warm.
- In the same pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil and fry the corn tortilla strips until crispy. Put aside on a plate lined with a paper towel. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in same pan and lightly scramble the eggs.
- Combine the tomato mixture, corn tortilla strips and eggs on a platter. Put aside and keep warm.
- Shape the flour tortillas into thin round circles about 6 inches in diameter using a rolling pin. Heat a skillet over medium heat, adding bacon drippings if desired. Cook the tortillas until bubbles form and brown specks appear, about 1 minute. Flip and cook another minute. Keep tortillas warm, stacking them until ready to serve.
- Divide the potato and egg mixture onto the flour tortillas. Fold in half or burrito-style. Serve and enjoy.
- The original recipe can be found here.
- Tortillas make 8-10.